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Comment: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Score 1) 720

by xanadu113 (#48545129) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?
According to the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), blanket policies against all felonies are discrimination, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

EEOC Enforcement Guidance

Blanket policies are racially discriminatory.

That being said, if you're caucasian, you probably won't be able to get anyone to pick up the case. The ACLU won't touch it.

The felony is only supposed to be discriminated against if it affects the job position, i.e., if you rob a bank, you shouldn't be allowed to work in a bank, etc.

They also ban felons from getting professiona licenses (such as a plumber's or electrician's license), getting SNAP food benefits, TANF benefits if they have kids, student loans, etc. Unless the state has passed legislation opting out of the ban, like many have.

It's not right, felonies weren't meant to become life sentences in most cases, but this has the effect of becoming a life sentence. And they wonder why people return to crime... it's because they have no other means of supporting themselves.

Seattle,WA passed a law making it illegal to ask about felonies until you've been given an offer of employment.

Comment: Re:This is great. Long live Drupal. (Score 2) 102

by xanadu113 (#46966591) Attached to: Australian Government To Standardise On Drupal

which consists of thousands of different modules

Fabulous! what every project wants - nay, needs - is to import THOUSANDS of different modules.

Yeah, and that's exactly how many modules are used in a typical Drupal site... why are people who truly know nothign about Drupal posting bad things about it..?

Comment: Re:Stop making this way too hard (Score 1) 140

by xanadu113 (#44670025) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: 4G Networking Advice For Large Outdoor Festival?
Being as the event is free to attend, including the cost of wifi into the ticket price wouldn't work here. It is for the festival organizers, not the public...

I should also point out that the 4G this year has been much better than previous years, but still leaves much to be desired.

In Nature there are neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences. -- R.G. Ingersoll